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By Shannan Bowen, Executive Director
Our first in-person NC News & Information Summit is just about a week away, and we couldn’t be more excited to convene people from across the state for discussions about local news challenges and opportunities, Sunshine Day topics and more.
And there’s still time for you to join us! Though we are limiting capacity to ensure we have adequate space at Elon University’s School of Communications, we do still have tickets — and several are free, thanks to sponsorship from the NC Local News Lab Fund! Register now using the promo code NEWSLABFUND.
Take a look at our schedule.
Here are some important details to note:
- The Summit is Thursday, March 17.
- Location is Elon University’s School of Communications.
- We’ll start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m., followed by a networking reception.
- Masks and proof of vaccination are required.
- Hotel rooms can be booked separately via the Inn at Elon.
Attend our virtual-only special sessions:
We also will feature several virtual events during the week of the Summit. These events will be free and open to all, with no Summit registration required:
- Join a conversation with the NC Local News Workshop and Bervette Carree, vice president of news for ABC11/WTVD-TV.
- 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, over Zoom
- Hear about challenges facing broadcast news, how ABC11 is putting DEI initiatives into practice, and more
- Register now
- Join a virtual event: Open Meetings Policy: A framework for citizen-powered governance to create more inclusive public meetings
- Help create a shared vision and plan for NC’s news and information ecosystem
- 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 18 over Zoom
- Join a discussion about local news challenges and opportunities with news leaders, journalists, community partners, information providers and more across the state, and help create a shared vision and plan for our state’s news ecosystem
- View more details and sign-up
There’s a lot of momentum and activity this spring, and we look forward to convening and connecting with you. Questions? Email me.
— Shannan Bowen, executive director, NC Local News Workshop